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Milk thistle is an herb that has been used for thousands of years to support liver and kidney health.

 

It contains a flavonoid called silymarin, which is thought to be responsible for many of its beneficial effects, including liver protection and antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

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Milk thistle is able to promote healthy digestive function by helping with enzyme formation, increasing bile production, decreasing inflammation and soothing the mucous membranes throughout the body.

 

Check out some more of the amazing effects milk thistle can have: 

 

1. Liver health

Milk thistle helps rebuild liver cells while removing toxins from the body that are processed through the liver. Milk thistle is also effective at naturally reversing the harmful effects of alcohol consumption.

 

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2. Anti aging

Milk thistle’s antioxidants help prevent free radical damage throughout the body, and remove pollutants and waste from the blood and digestive tract. This can actually slow the aging process, which is pretty good news. 

 

3. Lowers cholesterol 

Milk thistle benefits heart health and helps lower high cholesterol levels by lowering inflammation, cleaning the blood and preventing oxidative stress damage within the arteries.

 

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4. Protects against cancer

Silymarin is associated with decreasing the risk for cancer development by boosting the immune system, fighting DNA damage and reversing cancerous tumour growth.

 

5. Diabetes prevention

There are some studies showing that taking silymarin, the main chemical found in milk thistle, can help control symptoms of diabetes by helping with glycemic control. 

 

6. Prevents gallstones

The liver and other digestive organs, like the gallbladder, pancreas, intestines and kidneys, work together to improve liver health so much, milk thistle is also able to help prevent gallstones. 

 

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